We wish and continue to always explore new ways to fulfill this mission but some current ways we do so in our communities are:
Steps to Hope – Maintains a shelter where women and children can be free of domestic violence and have an opportunity to start over. Proceeds from a popular thrift store go to funding this non-profit agency. Many different kinds of volunteers are needed from displaying merchandise to driving the truck for pick-ups to running the cash register.
Hospice – Also a non-profit agency, provides in home and patient care for those facing end of life and their families. If you prefer a home environment to a hospital room, this could be for you.
Mobile Meals – Drive “Route Five” and take meals to those in need who cannot get out.
Thermal Belt Outreach – Provides food, clothing, and other necessities to individuals or families experiencing a hard time.
The Church of the Advocate – A ministry of the Diocese of Western North Carolina, the congregation of the Church of the Advocate serves the homeless community in Asheville. Our Holy Cross parishioners are very active in this ministry. A trip is made to Asheville every other month, when we deliver a meal for 30 or more people. We also lead the Sunday worship and Holy Eucharist for that Sunday. This is a very moving service and is as meaningful to us as it is to those whom we serve.